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212 Heading Corporate body Name (O;R)

Field Definition and Scope

This field is used for all types of corporate bodies except printers, publishers or booktraders, which should be recorded in a field 210 Heading Imprint Name (O;R) in a record of the type 'cni'
Repeatable to show standard forms of names used by different institutions. As there is no authority form in a CERL Thesaurus record, no standard form has precedence over the other standard forms.

Application of Content Designators


Indicator 1: none

Indicator 2: Specifies the type of input:

  • 0 Form of name has been input or corrected by cataloguer; this form of name cannot be overwritten in automated updating processes
  • 1 Form of name has been input by automated addition; review by cataloguer may be necessary


$5 Institution to which the information in this field applies. (O;R)
A code from the Insitution and file codes in heading fields indicates that this institution or authority file uses the name form in $a as a heading form or a preferred from. For backwards compatibility an additional subfield $c holding either a country code or 'XX' is rendered with every subfield $5 by the system. This subfield $c should not be input manually, since the code in subfield $5 is sufficient to identify the institution responsible for the given heading

$a Entry element (M;NR)
Portion of the name used as the entry element in the heading

$b Subdivison (O;R)

$e Non-Sorting part of name (O;NR)
Any part of the entry element, which should be skipped if entry elements are sorted alphabetically.

$r Addition other than names to entry element (O;R)
Insert any additions to the name that are found in the book.

Input Conventions

This field is repeatable to show standard forms used by different institutions. As there is no preferred form in a CERL Thesaurus record, no standard form has precedence over the other standard forms.

Although, it is technical possible to enter standard forms without an indication of the institution responsible for that form, this is not encouraged.

Places and dates associated with the corporate body are given in subfield $r.


  1. 212 #0$aBiblioteca comunitativa Magnani$5NSB
  2. 212 #1$aGeorg-August-Universität$rGöttingen, Allemagne$bJuristische Fakultät$5BNF

Internal Representation

{"data": {"heading": [{
    "part": [
        {"entry": "Entry element ($a)"},
        {"firstname": "First name or subdivision ($b)"},
        {"nonsort": "Non-sorting part of name ($e)"},
        {"addition": "Addition to the name ($r)"}
    "usedBy": ["Institution Code ($5)"],
    "prc": 1|0

Change History

  • 18.07.2017: Subfield $6 will no longer be supported, once the CT has been migrated into its new environment
  • 18.07.2017: Subfield $7 removed from format description
  • 18.07.2017: Subfield $c marked as deprecated
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 resources/cerl_thesaurus/editing/format/212.txt · Last modified: 2023/05/31 10:38 by liventsova



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